2) On the opposite end of the spectrum we have this. Not every neighborhood has one, but you know where to find one. I speak of the yard destroyers. If you just ignore your yard in Independence, Missouri, it will grow something green, but these people have a sea of dirt and mud. How do they do it? The pit bull chained to a tree has something to do with it, but he has a limited radius. How can they have little or sometimes no grass, even weeds?
I was working a residential project when I noticed the neighbor who had a chain-linked front yard (always a good sign.) There was not a single green blade or leaf inside the fence. Children’s neglected toys and stumps protruded from bare dirt. That takes effort! Neglect cannot achieve such desolation. Do they spray RoundUp on everything? Do they send the kids out on seek and destroy missions? Even dandelions don’t survive here.
I grew up in the age where we played out in the yard all the time. All the kids in the neighborhood could descend on a single yard. Somehow, that grass survived. But go to “that” house, the one with where there is always a vehicle on blocks or ramps and beer bottles serve as ornamentation. The window screens are pushed out and newspapers decompose where they were thrown. This yard says, “Jail.” Yes, at least one resident is out of, still in, or going soon, to jail.